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John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« on: November 24, 2012, 10:16:31 am »

@BobHoltADG: Arkansas AD Jeff Long makes official announcement there will be a coaching change. John L. Smith is out after his interim stint.

http://www.arkansasrazorbacks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=205763060
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 10:17:11 am »

Here are the statements from Jeff Long and John L. Smith

http://nwahomepage.com/fulltextsports?nxd_id=384692
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2012, 10:20:28 am »

Praise the Lord a early HB to me Present.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2012, 10:20:38 am »

#WINNING
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2012, 10:20:51 am »

Appropriate timing.....lets look forward!!!
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2012, 10:23:15 am »

I bet it's still a week or so before we know who the new coach is though.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2012, 10:23:56 am »

About.....3 months too late. But hey, I'll take it.

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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2012, 10:26:34 am »

Should have happened 7 months ago.  So glad Slappy the clown is out.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2012, 10:27:20 am »

I bet it's still a week or so before we know who the new coach is though.

It could be a lot longer than that depending on who it is.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2012, 10:28:02 am »

I'm shocked!
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2012, 10:28:12 am »

@BobHoltADG: Arkansas AD Jeff Long makes official announcement there will be a coaching change. John L. Smith is out after his interim stint.

http://www.arkansasrazorbacks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=205763060

Would you change your title to Fired. That looks better
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2012, 10:28:48 am »

I bet it's still a week or so before we know who the new coach is though.

Nothing would be surprising at this point.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2012, 10:30:54 am »

Now more waiting...
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2012, 10:33:41 am »

It could be a lot longer than that depending on who it is.
yep expecilay if it's an NFL guy.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2012, 10:35:03 am »

Now we can all SMILE.

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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2012, 10:37:35 am »

I don't like to kick a man when he's down, but I do bury the dead.  I will not be visiting JLS' coaching gravesite. Time to move forward.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2012, 10:39:14 am »

Step 1.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2012, 10:40:34 am »

I bet it's still a week or so before we know who the new coach is though.

Well, duh.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2012, 10:41:17 am »

Now more waiting...

You need to grow up and put your big boy pants on.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2012, 10:42:01 am »

2nd domino down
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2012, 10:43:37 am »

Well, duh.
yea but some including BO mattingly are saying its gonna happen by the latest Tuesday. I'm calling bull on that. At least after Dec 1st would be my guess.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2012, 10:44:44 am »

Appropriate timing.....lets look forward!!!

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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2012, 11:02:08 am »

WOO PIG SOOIEE!!!!!!
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2012, 11:03:59 am »

Well, show of hands who wasn't shocked this was coming at some point this week?

Exactly. Now let the true craziness begin.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2012, 11:09:17 am »

Well, there's a surprise.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2012, 11:12:48 am »

SEC commentators just announced JLS to be retained in consulting capacity!!!WTH
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2012, 11:14:12 am »

SEC commentators just announced JLS to be retained in consulting capacity!!!WTH

Contract ends in feb 2013...why pay him a buyout at this point
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2012, 11:15:34 am »

SEC commentators just announced JLS to be retained in consulting capacity!!!WTH
No big deal, he is getting paid till Feb., he will be kept around to help the new staff get settled in.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2012, 11:16:04 am »

Consultation for after FEB 2013
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2012, 11:20:16 am »

My guess is that they are going to name the new coach early next week and introduce him to the public at the Syracuse game Friday.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2012, 11:27:53 am »

Good luck John L. Smith.   Best wishes in life.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2012, 11:29:27 am »

What a lame statement. how about thanking all the fans to stayed and supported the Hogs , even with the disgrace of a product you put on the field this year? how about thanking the players for giving their all this season for this university? but NO-------------it's all about you and your integrity, right Jeff Long? this man reminds me of Jimmy Swaggart. all ways throwing his morals in people's face and being so self-righteous. as the old saying goes. don't throw stones. what goes around comes around sooner or later. all his self-righteousness, is going to backfire on him one of these days. just ask Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Baker, Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong and many others. they were not who a lot of you thought they were. i have no faith in this fool making a great hire.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2012, 11:32:26 am »

What a lame statement. how about thanking all the fans to stayed and supported the Hogs , even with the disgrace of a product you put on the field this year? how about thanking the players for giving their all this season for this university? but NO-------------it's all about you and your integrity, right Jeff Long? this man reminds me of Jimmy Swaggart. all ways throwing his morals in people's face and being so self-righteous. as the old saying goes. don't throw stones. what goes around comes around sooner or later. all his self-righteousness, is going to backfire on him one of these days. just ask Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Baker, Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong and many others. they were not who a lot of you thought they were. i have no faith in this fool making a great hire.

I am pretty much in agreement,  my only question is was Mike Anderson a Jeff Long hire?   And if so, was it Jeff's doing or someone else?
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2012, 11:44:00 am »

I love the picture they chose to go with this news story on the front page, lmao.

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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #34 on: November 24, 2012, 11:51:51 am »

I'd imagine it will be another month before we hear anything. They say it'll happen before Christmas but I'm not holding my breath.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2012, 11:56:24 am »

Well, there's a surprise.

My thinking exactly.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2012, 11:57:31 am »

I'd imagine it will be another month before we hear anything. They say it'll happen before Christmas but I'm not holding my breath.

I've every confidence it will be well before Christmas.  I don't have every confidence that it will be a hire that supports the raise and extension that Long got.  I'd love to eat some crow on the latter though.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #37 on: November 24, 2012, 11:57:31 am »

What a lame statement. how about thanking all the fans to stayed and supported the Hogs , even with the disgrace of a product you put on the field this year? how about thanking the players for giving their all this season for this university? but NO-------------it's all about you and your integrity, right Jeff Long? this man reminds me of Jimmy Swaggart. all ways throwing his morals in people's face and being so self-righteous. as the old saying goes. don't throw stones. what goes around comes around sooner or later. all his self-righteousness, is going to backfire on him one of these days. just ask Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Baker, Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong and many others. they were not who a lot of you thought they were. i have no faith in this fool making a great hire.

I'm right there with you Joe.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #38 on: November 24, 2012, 12:09:28 pm »

thank goodness,praise d lord,,,,,,wat a long year
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #39 on: November 24, 2012, 12:24:19 pm »

At the end of all this is the fact that John L Smith was hired for 10 months.   His contract was simply not renewed.  That means this firing was merely semantics and in Long's mind he can view himself as proactive.  The reality here is that JLS was a way for Jeff Long to garner some support,  while dodging the biggest issue at hand.  It is not how he handled Petrino nor his integrity.   The fact that the interim coach was 40M in debt speaks to that.

I cannot say for certain what all went into this hire but I can say that I do not have anything at all, against Smith.   He did what he was hired to do,  but events spiraled out of control and he gets the blame.   I believe the blame is Jeff's.  I will not pretend and pat him on the back,  when I believe,  it was him who should have been jettisoned.

I wish Mr Smith only the best.  He has done a lot here and sadly did not too turn out too well.  He did not cause the injuries to Tenarius Wright or Alonzo Highsmith and this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Suffice it to say that it was a tough situation and largely one where Jeff Long's grill was always taking center stage.

Farewell Coach Smith.   Best wishes to you and your family.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2012, 12:39:03 pm »

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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2012, 12:48:02 pm »

Now we can all SMILE.

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Exactly.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #42 on: November 24, 2012, 12:50:50 pm »

And we are instantly a better football team.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #43 on: November 24, 2012, 12:52:59 pm »

I'm right there with you Joe.
Nobody(not even me) saw 4 and 8, coming. with wins over nobody and getting destroyed by almost every decent team(not Lsu) we played.it's pitiful. instead of being held to account. the PTB at UA, have given this man an extension and a raise.that should tell you these people don't care about having a top 10/ Big time winning program.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2012, 12:55:11 pm »

It could be a lot longer than that depending on who it is.

If its not in the next few days, theyre coming from a bowl team.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #45 on: November 24, 2012, 12:55:55 pm »

Who could the HOGS hire at the time of bp's BS?  Name a long term hire who we could have got at the time, just a name will do.....Phil Fulmer?  Would he make you happy?

Should have happened 7 months ago.  So glad Slappy the clown is out.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #46 on: November 24, 2012, 12:57:28 pm »

Thank you for taking the bullet, Johnelle....I wish you the best.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #47 on: November 24, 2012, 01:04:25 pm »

I didn't see 4 & 8 coming either FCJ BUT then again I didn't have a clue what was going on up on the hill either.  Jeff long is so stupid he hired little bobby and Mike Anderson!  We can't catch a break!  Sure hope Mike works out better than bobby the coward petrino did.

Nobody(not even me) saw 4 and 8, coming. with wins over nobody and getting destroyed by almost every decent team(not Lsu) we played.it's pitiful. instead of being held to account. the PTB at UA, have given this man an extension and a raise.that should tell you these people don't care about having a top 10/ Big time winning program.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #48 on: November 24, 2012, 01:06:03 pm »

SEC commentators just announced JLS to be retained in consulting capacity!!!WTH

Real estate consultant for Jeff Long.
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Re: John L. Smith out as Head Coach
« Reply #49 on: November 24, 2012, 01:06:18 pm »

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